What categories would you like to see at Galaxy Help?


#1

Category suggestions: open discussion, share your ideas!

  • Can be for top-level, nested, or both
  • Promote particular tags?
  • Beyond Q&A: dedicated spaces for discussing scientific methods; specific tools; data resources; Galaxy functionality; shared resources; news; server updates; your-favorite-galaxy-topics…

#2

Maybe we could have a topic for training materials, possibly with subcategory per training topic? Also would like to see one for Metagenomics (and perhaps subcategories for the big tool suites, mothur and qiime) :+1:


#3

The major thing to consider is categories vs tags. Tags offer you quick searching of related topics (https://help.galaxyproject.org/tags/admin) already, if you want more then categories will get you pinned topics and additional settings like hierarchy, color, security, logo, topic templates, and tag subsets.


#4

Really like this idea, would be an incredibly helpful resource (easy to navigate, consolidated knowledge, etc)


#5

I’d like a category for usegalaxy.* and tags for Main/EU/AU


#6

ah, gotcha :slight_smile: Then probably better to have a category for training and within that use tags for the different training topics. And similarly maybe a “tool support” category, and tags for tools/suites within there.


#7

I appreciate @marten’s distinction between categories and tags. I think Tags are cheap and plentiful while categories should be few and precious. Here’s a first proposal

Categories

  • Use (or Using or Usage or …)
    • Posts about how to use Galaxy
  • Admin
    • Posts about how to run a Galaxy Server
  • Training §
    • Questions about training materials and using Galaxy for Training
  • News § (or Announcements or …)
    • Almost everything that I post. :- )
  • Site Feedback
    • Already have this one. Discussions about how this help site works
  • Uncategorized
    • Really, sometimes it’s hard to know where to put things. Have this be the default.

And then I get less certain. Should we also have

  • Dev
    • Discussions about Galaxy code. It’s usually Admins doing code…
  • Tool Wrapping (or Resource Definition or … but not Tools)
    • Discussions about wrapping tools, data sources, visualizations… Will there be enough questions to justify this, or should it be heaped under Dev or Admin?

§ What about news items that are about training? I dunno!

Tags

New tags can (currently) be created by anyone who has made a few posts. However, even if tags are a free for all, we can probably come up with some best practices. Some suggestions.

  • Have a standard tag prefix (or suffix) for the different platforms for using galaxy (for example: use-pl-grid, use-galaxy-org, use-galaxy-eu, use-jetstream, use-phenomenal …)
  • I don’t think tool tags need a naming convention, and I’m ambivalent if we even need them. The text will almost always contain the name of the tool, and thus search without tags will find it.
  • I think domain tags like rna-seq, qc, and phage are useful
  • I think the combination of a Training category and a domain tag would work nicely

That’s my 23¢


#8

Ok, I’m already less certain about the standard tag prefix for platform tags. I’m still in favor of using tags for platforms. Using categories for platforms just creates too many categories.